Course Title: Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5590C

Course Title: Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sebastian La Rocca

99254606

sebastian.larocca@rmit.edu.au

Warren James - Program Manager – School of engineering TAFE
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au
Building 70 Level 3
 

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil.

Course Description

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

Element:

1. Investigate incidents for prevention

Element:

2. Access existing sources of information and data to identify hazards

Element:

3. Conduct hazard identification

Element:

4. Assess risk

Element:

5. Participate in implementation

Element:

1. Investigate incidents for prevention

2. Access existing sources of information and data to identify hazards

3. Conduct hazard identification

4. Assess risk

5. Participate in implementation

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Select and use appropriate techniques to investigate incidents
1.2. Establish actions and events leading up to an incident, during an incident and through the post incident management phase
1.3. Analyse incident to identify the hazard/s
1.4. Analyse incident to identify intervention points to prevent re-occurrence
 

2.1. Review workplace sources of information and data to access information and data, and to assist in identifying hazards
2.2. Access external sources of information and data as required
2.3. Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and OHS specialists

3.1. Seek formal and informal techniques and tools to identify hazards
3.2. Select and modify a suitable technique/tool as appropriate to identify hazards
3.3. Review hazard identification techniques and tools in consultation with workers in the area, and OHS specialists if required, to ensure they are suitably comprehensive
3.4. Utilise techniques and tools and other appropriate hazard identification procedures to identify hazards
3.5. Provide employees and their representatives with an opportunity to participate in workplace hazard identification

4.1. Select and use a risk assessment tool to identify key factors contributing to risk
4.2. Apply workplace sources of information and data to evaluate the effectiveness of risk controls
4.3. Prioritise risks considering the severity and likelihood of the consequences
4.4. Involve stakeholders and key personnel in risk assessment
4.5. Document the method of risk assessm
  

 5.1. Maintain a hazard register relevant to the workplace
5.2.Identify the level of authority within the organisation to address the risk/s
5.3. Document and communicate outcomes of hazard identification and risk assessments to key personnel and stakeholders
5.4.Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of own performance in identifying hazards and conducting risk assessments



 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students to complete written questioning to underpinning knowledge

Read and complete all five activities in workbook

Complete three assessment tasks


Teaching Schedule

This course involves the delivery of following key topics over 10 sessions (10 Weeks).

Week beginning/SessionTopicElements & performance criteria mappingLearning resources/activitiesAssessments task
Session 1Induction WHS
Introduction to the unit.

Understanding the reasons for Investigating Incidents, Identifying Hazards and assessing risk
 

1. Investigate incidents for prevention.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.4RMIT Induction PowerPoint (building 70)

Activity 1 - 6 work book quizzes
 

 Pre training review
(LLN)


Developmental activity 1-in class written demonstration of supporting knowledge (open book)
 

Session 2Accessing information and data2. Access existing sources of information and data to identify hazards, 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3.Activity 7 – 9 work book quizzes

 

 Developmental activity 2-in class written demonstration of supporting knowledge (open book)
Session 3Sourcing Hazard Identification Techniques and Tools3. Conduct hazard identification
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4.
 
Activity 10-13 work book quizzes 
Session 4Sourcing Hazard Identification Techniques and Tools3. Conduct hazard identification, 3.5.  Developmental activity 3
group brainstorming activity-in class
 
Session 5Risk assessment4. Assessing risk, 4.1 & 4.2Activity 14 – 16 work book quizzes 
Session 6Risk assessment4. Assessing risk, 4.3 4.4 & 4.5Activity 17 – 18 work book quizzes Developmental activity 4-in class written demonstration of supporting knowledge (open book)
Session 7Participate in implementation process5. Maintaining a hazard register, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 & 5.4Activity 19-21
work book quizzes
 
 Developmental activity 5-in class written demonstration of supporting knowledge (open book)
Session 8Assessment Task 1   Investigate incidents for prevention, identify hazards, assess and control risk.
Session 9Assessment Task 2   Conduct hazard identification, assess risk & participate in implementation process
Session 10Assessment Task 3   Submit portfolio of work


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed Textbooks. Class notes (work book) and references will be provided to students.


References

• codes of practice
• international standards
• legislation and regulations
• manufacturer instructions
• management plans
• manager’s rules
• work health and safety (WHS) policy
• safe working or job procedures (or equivalent)
• workplace policy, objectives, rules, procedures and assessment techniques that will vary between work locations
• risk assessment terminology, including:
 


Other Resources

Workplace sources of information and data 

• audits
• hazard, incident and investigation reports
• incident investigations
• legislation, standards, manufacturers’ manuals and specifications available at the workplace
• material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and registers
• minutes of meetings
• reports
• workplace inspections
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Assessment 1

Task 3

Assessment 2

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

1.4

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

2.2

x

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

3.1

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

x

x

x

3.4

x

x

x

3.5

x

x

x

4.1

x

x

x

4.2

x

x

x

4.3

x

x

x

4.4

x

x

x

4.5

x

x

x

5.1

x

x

x

5.2

x

x

x

5.3

x

x

x

5.4

x

x

x

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment task one,submit completed assignment

Assessment task two,submit completed assignment

Assessment task three, Students to submit answers to the five Developmental activitys from the BSBOHS403B Participants Guide as a portfolio of evedence of progression through the learning program

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks, work book quizzes worth 20% in total, Developmental activity 30% and Assessment tasks worth 50%.
Successful completion is achieved if the student attains at least 50% of total mark for each type of assessment task AND his/her accumulation of marks is NOT less than 50% of all the assessment tasks.
 

Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
DNS - Did not submit
CA - Competence Achieved
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element Percentage Weighting
1. Quizzes Element 1 to 5 20%
2. Developmental activity 30%
3. Assessment tasks 50%
 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
 

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